Dr Bishnu Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS.
Dr Bishnu Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS.

COVID-19 positive woman gives birth in Odisha, baby tests negative

ANI | Updated: Jun 05, 2020 04:14 IST

Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India], June 5 (ANI): A COVID-19 positive woman gave birth to a baby boy at Bhubaneswar's Kalinga Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) and child tested negative for the virus.
The woman had delivered the baby on June 1. Later the hospital sent a sample of the baby for COVID-19 test.
"We had a COVID-19 positive lady who was in a full term. She had a delivery conducted by a team at KIMS on the first of this month. So, the next day we sent a sample of the baby for COVID test. The result is negative, which is a huge relief to the mother and the family," Dr Bishnu Panigrahi, CEO, KIMS told ANI.
"The baby is fine and healthy. It was a good feeling to take care of COVID-19 patients especially the mother who was in a lot of distress on what will happen to the child," he added.
The doctor said that Odisha has an infrastructure to support people. (ANI)

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